Definition of Capercaillie

1. Noun. Large black Old World grouse.

Exact synonyms: Capercailzie, Horse Of The Wood, Tetrao Urogallus
Generic synonyms: Grouse
Group relationships: Genus Tetrao, Tetrao

Definition of Capercaillie

1. Noun. A large, black grouse of the genus ''Tetrao'' in the bird family Phasianidae, especially the western capercaillie, ''Tetrao urogallus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capercaillie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capercaillie

capellane
capellet
capellets
capelli d'angelo
capellini
capels
caper
caper-cutting
caper cutting
caper family
caper sauce
caper spurge
caper tree
caperberries
caperberry
capercaillie (current term)
capercaillies
capercailzie
capercailzies
capered
caperer
caperers
capering
caperingly
caperings
capers
capes
capeskin
capeskins
capeweed

Literary usage of Capercaillie

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1881)
"... throughout Scotland, and it will be observed that I have treated the subject on a plan almost uniform with my account of the capercaillie in Scotland. ..."

2. Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (1881)
"THE capercaillie. NO country in the world with reference to its population is so indebted to sport as Scotland. From early spring to late autumn a constant ..."

3. The Natural History of Ireland by William Thompson, George Dickie, James R. Garrett (1850)
"THE capercaillie, OR WOOD GROUSE. Cock of the Wood. Tetrao urogallus, Linn. Has unfortunately long since been extinct. THAT so noble a bird—the chief of the ..."

4. The Nests and Eggs of British Birds: When and where to Find Them : Being a by Charles Dixon (1894)
"BRITISH BREEDING AREA: Considerable success has attended the re-introduction of the capercaillie into Scotland, and doubtless the bird will ultimately ..."

5. A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka by Elim Pavlovich Demidov (1904)
"... natives described—Bargaining for ponies —A stampede—Deluge of rain—capercaillie in the birch woods— Tracks of a bear—Swarm of mosquitoes—A wet and dry ..."

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